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Sketches: “Let’s Draw Davis” March 2019

Sketches: "Let's Draw Davis" March 2019 - human portraits

Let’s Draw Davis is a wonderful sketch crawl group I have joined twice so far. We meet in one location, travel around on foot and sketch stuff, and meet back up afterward in a second place to share our sketches. I’ve met some very warm and skillful artists too. Both times have been a very enriching experience. I highly recommend finding or starting a sketch crawl group in your region.

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Master Copy of Edward Gorey’s “The Doubtful Guest”

Master Copy of Edward Gorey's "The Doubtful Guest" final

This is my master copy of Gorey’s “The Doubtful Guest” in ink. I’m on a big Edward Gorey kick lately. I’m reading Amphigorey to my son, and listening to his biography “Born to Be Posthumous” in the car. His dark storytelling and artwork have inspired some of our other favorite storytellers, from “Lemony Snickett” to Neil Gaiman to Tim Burton. I wanted to study his line work more intimately, so I copied one of my favorite pages from his books. Micron pen on Moleskine sketchbook paper, 7″ x 5″.

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“Clementine” ink and watercolor drawing

"Clementine" ink and watercolor drawing
"Clementine" ink and watercolor drawing

My daily art yesterday was this calico kitty “Clementine”. When I don’t know what to draw, sometimes I go to Reddit, where there are several subreddits of people wanting artists to draw their photos. I started with pencil and Micron pen at lunch yesterday, then finished the inking at home after work and added a touch of watercolor with Faber Castell watercolor pencils and a waterbrush. This is 4″x4″. 

Photo Source: RedditGetsDrawn

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Valentine Kitten in watercolor work-in-progress (with video)

Valentine Kitten in watercolor work-in-progress
Valentine Kitten in watercolor work-in-progress

A little more work in progress on Valentine Kitten 2019. I will put together a longer video of the whole process when I am done, for Facebook, IGTV, and YouTube. Watercolor and ink on cotton paper, 5″x7″.

A little more work in progress on Valentine Kitten 2019. I will put together a longer video of the whole process when I am done, for here and on YouTube. Watercolor and ink on cotton paper, 5"x7".

Posted by Dawn Pedersen, Artist on Friday, January 25, 2019